Google Chrome now the most popular web browser beating their life time rival Internet Explorer. Image Credit: innov8tiv
Google Chrome now the most popular web browser beating their life time rival Internet Explorer. Image Credit: innov8tiv

Google Chrome has become the most popular browser in the world, beating out their rival Internet Explorer, according to new data from Net Market Share.

Net Market Share, an analytics firm, said Google’s browser had 41.71 % of the market share in April compared to Microsoft Internet Explorer’s 41.33 %. Firefox took the 3rd place at a 10.06 %, followed by Apple’s Safari at 4.47 %, Opera in the 5th place with 2.01%.

ABC News reports that, Chrome was already crowned the winner back in 2012 according to another measure by the tracking group StatCounter, web traffic analysis tool based in Dublin, and at that time, Firefox came in second and Internet Explorer was third.

Net Market Share and StatCounter are two different web traffic analytics firms, and they both measure traffic differently;

Net Market Share counts unique visitors, instead of page views, per day. Another huge difference is that Net Market Share analyzes more than 40,000 websites, according to a description of its methodology while StatCounter says that it tracks more than 3 million sites around the world.